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Interviews with key people on key issues in Washington County, Oregon.

Inside Washington County with Rob Solomon Rob Solomon

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Interviews with key people on key issues in Washington County, Oregon.

    Inside Washington County on Media Bias

    Inside Washington County on Media Bias

    This week, in our 83rd and final show we focus on media bias.



    Can journalists leave their opinions and emotions out of their reporting? Is it important they do so?

    And, is it possible?



    To help us wrestle with this we have Virginia Bruce. Virginia is a community activist who manages the Cedar Mill Historical Society, manages CPO1 in the community Participation Organization system, and publishes a monthly news publication, the Cedar Mill News. and we have Mark Miller. Mark Miller works with the Pamplin Media Group as Editor-in-Chief of several of their publications, including the Hillsboro News-Times, Forest Grove News-Times, and Beaverton Valley Times among others.

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    Inside Washington County on Migrant Healthcare

    Inside Washington County on Migrant Healthcare

     



    This week we take a look at a special, long running program in our county - Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center.



    The Center has been providing services for almost 50 years. Their mission is to provide high quality, comprehensive, and culturally appropriate primary health care to the communities of Washington and Yamhill counties with a special emphasis on migrant and seasonal farmworkers and others, with barriers to receiving health care.



    Joining us today is Chief Executive Officer Gil Munoz and Foundation Executive Director Stephany Caballero.

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    Inside Washington County on Roe vs Wade

    Inside Washington County on Roe vs Wade

    It’s not news to note that one of the most talked about issues these days is the future of the Roe versus Wade Supreme Court decision. In a leaked document Last month, it appears that the Court is planning to strike down the 50 year old ruling that protects a woman’s right to choose.It’s a national issue that impacts women and men and children. Today we want to look at exactly what’s happening, why it’s happening and exactly what the impact will be nationally and locally.



    Helping us to explore this often explosive issue is Dr. Jan Haaken.



    Jan Haaken is a professor emeritus of psychology at Portland State University, clinical psychologist, author, and documentary filmmaker. She has done extensive research on issues related to reproductive rights.

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    Inside Washington County with Habitat for Humanity (rerun)

    Inside Washington County with Habitat for Humanity (rerun)

    The country, our county and our cities within Washington  County have a lack of affordable housing. In this encore show presentation from a few months ago we looked at the issues. Metro has passed a bond, agencies like Bienestar and Here Together are working hard to provide assistance to those in need. A group in Portland has unsuccessfully launched repeated arguments for shelter as a priority over housing. Things are getting tougher. This week we take a look at a group that has been working on this issue for decades-in their own way. We are going to discuss housing with Habitat for Humanity. Our guest is Steve Messinetti, executive director, Habitat for Humanity-Portland region.

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    Inside Washington County on Human Rights

    Inside Washington County on Human Rights

     



    Human Rights! in Washington County



    We hear a lot about human rights we do have or should have. Just what is a human right? What are the right Americans are entitled to? And how do we protect and enshrine those rights in Washington County?



    Our guest this week is Joy Stevens, chair of Beaverton’s Human Rights Advisory Commission.



     

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    Inside Washington County with Beaverton School District Superintendent

    Inside Washington County with Beaverton School District Superintendent

     



    Beaverton School District has gone through the process to select a new Superintendent. Guiding the District next school year is this week’s guest -Gustavo Balderas.



    Mr. Balderas was the American School Superintendents Association’s  2020 National Superintendent of the Year. He begins in Beaverton on July 1.



    Gustavo brings experience as a teacher, a counselor, assistant principal, principal, district administrator, and assistant superintendent. He has served as Superintendent in both Oregon and California. He comes to Beaverton after serving as Superintendent in Edmond, Washington.

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